Decorah wrestlers finish second out of eight teams Saturday at the Decorah Duals Tournament

Posted: Mon, Jan 14, 2019 8:46 AM

The Decorah Viking wrestling squad went 4-1 on the day at its own Decorah Duals Tournament on Saturday, finishing second out of eight teams.

The Vikings beat Postville 63-16, edged West Salem 38-30 and beat Wapsie Valley 51-24 in the opening rounds.  That qualified them for the championship bracket, where they beat South Winneshiek 48-32, but lost their final round 42-37 to St. Charles.

Said Viking head coach Jeff Freidhof, "We put together a good day of effort going 4-1 while dealing with several adversity issues of losing wrestlers during the day due to injuries. The wrestlers responded well to our lineup changes and adjustments to put the team in the best position to win."

Four Vikings were named to the All Tournament Team--Jackson Rolfs at 132 pounds, Mason Olsgard at 138 pounds, Elijan Mitchell at 170 pounds and Andy Murphy at 195 pounds.  All four went 5-0 and scored a high number of falls.

Complete Decorah results can be found at: https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/seasons/LoadBalance.jsp?seasonId=666950132&pageName=EventDuals.jsp&teamId=1374771134